Third Street Aleworks in Santa Rosa has opened their hearts and doors to locals affected by the fires. Whether you're an evacuee, first responder, or lack the funds to pay for your meal, you will be fed here. $1 per pint sold will be donated to those affected by the fires. Find updated information on Facebook. 610 3rd St, Santa Rosa 95404, 707-523-3060, thirdstreetaleworks.com.
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Bear Republic Brewing Company is donating $.50 per case sold for the next 30 days to victims of the fires, and they have asked their wholesalers to match this donation. Both brewery locations are offering free meals to first responders, and the brewery was the first to team up with Russian River Brewing Company to produce Sonoma Pride beer. The first batch is being brewed today, Saturday, October 14 and will taste somewhere in between the Grandam and Pace Care Ale; very approachable. 345 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg 95448, 707-433-2337; 5000 Roberts Lake Rd, Rohnert Park 94928, Bear Republic Brewing Company, bearrepublic.com(Left to right: Richard and Sandy Norgrove, Tami and Rich Norgrove of Bear Republic Brewing Company)
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Beercraft in Novato and Rohnert Park is also raising money to support fire victims. So far, Cellarmaker from San Francisco has donated four half barrel kegs to the taprooms, with all proceeds benefiting fire victims (the beer sold out in two days). On Friday, October 13, they hosted chefs from Good Karma in San Jose, who served free soup. More information on Facebook. 5704 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park 94928, 707-206-9440, beercraft.com
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St. Florian’s Brewery in Windsor has a history of supporting local fire departments (owner Aaron Levin is a firefighter). The brewery hosted a fundraising event on October 14, with proceeds from food, beer and a raffle benefitting the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief Fund and Go Fund a Hero (benefiting families of firefighters who have lost their homes). 7704 Bell Rd, Windsor 95492, 707-838-2739, stflroiansbrewery.com (Amy and Aron Levin of St. Florian's)
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In the wake of the devastating wildfires, a band of brewery brothers and sisters are offering a helping hand, a meal and a pint to those affected by the North Bay Fires. Click through the gallery above for more information. If you have know about more local beer venues supporting those affected by the fires, please email us.
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